There were a lot of predictions about the Royal Wedding, and if you watched the spectacular event, you weren’t alone. An estimated 29 million Americans watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I Do,” even more than the 19 million tuning into this Winter’s Olympics each night.
While all eyes were on the dress, the tiara, the reverend – pretty much everything – there were sentiments behind many things at The Royal Wedding that most people didn’t catch.
1.) The Veil
Meghan Markle made a dramatic entrance up the steps and into St. George’s Cathedral, and all eyes were on her dress, the veil and the tiara. While her Givenchy dress, by British designer Clare Waight Keller, was simple and void of embroidery or embellishments, her veil was a different story.
Meghan’s veil, also by Clare Waight for Givenchy, was more slightly more elaborate. Measuring 16.5 feet long, its edges featured delicate embroidery. Not only was it beautiful, but the embroidery carried special meaning.
“Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony,” Kensington Palace tweeted Saturday. “Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.”